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Detreville Coga Carter, Jr.

May 17, 1921 — December 5, 2020

Detreville Coga Carter, Jr., 99, of Huntersville, North Carolina passed away on December 5, 2020.

He was born May 17, 1921 in Walterboro, South Carolina to the late Detreville Coga Carter and Ninfa Lovelace Carter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Steele Carter; brothers, Luther Carter and Edwin Carter; and sisters, Annie Rae Anderson and Kathleen Ramsey.

He is survived by his sons, Thomas Harold Carter and Michael Coga Carter; daughter, Margaret Carolyn Smith; grandchildren, Richard Smith, Amanda Smith, George Smith, Jason Carter, David Carter, and Jessica Strickland; as well as 7 great-grandchildren.

Detreville was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII on battleship Indiana.  He loved God, family, was a great listener, and had a wealth of knowledge.

Due to COVID-19, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Detreville's memory to the American Cancer Society, VFW, or the Mt. Airy Wesleyan Church.

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